Contract prices for the first half of August are still trending upward, but the pace is slowing, with the price for mainstream 256Mbit DDR-400 chips only growing 1.13% sequentially to reach US$ 2.68. In addition, DRAMeXchange predicts that the price premium between DDR and DDR2 modules, which has been shrinking the past few months will be eliminated by September.

Sources indicated that most PC OEMs and DRAM makers set 256Mbit DDR-400 DIMM prices in the range of $ 22.50-24.50 for the first half of August.

The price premium between DDR and DDR2 modules has narrowed to 5-6% for the first half of August. DRAMeXchange expects this gap to fall to 2-3% in the second half of this month and be eliminated in September.

Contract prices for the first half of August are still trending upward, but the pace is slowing, with the price for mainstream 256Mbit DDR-400 chips only growing 1.13% sequentially to reach US$ 2.68. In addition, DRAMeXchange predicts that the price premium between DDR and DDR2 modules, which has been shrinking the past few months will be eliminated by September.

Sources indicated that most PC OEMs and DRAM makers set 256Mbit DDR-400 DIMM prices in the range of $ 22.50-24.50 for the first half of August.

The price premium between DDR and DDR2 modules has narrowed to 5-6% for the first half of August. DRAMeXchange expects this gap to fall to 2-3% in the second half of this month and be eliminated in September.